Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).
Loren: Is this just PG-13 Saw? Could be a fun horror-thriller but the fact that they’re dumping it in early january does not bode well.
Rick: Okay, we have Sony, who barely understands the concept of a horror movie, let alone how to make a good one + Original Film, who has the most ironic company name in the business and has never made a good horror movie + first week of January…tally that up…yep. Tired, unoriginal, and toothless. Math checks out.
Jen: I really like the idea of this movie, I could see myself watching it when it streams, but I don’t have the highest of hopes for it.
Loren: Wait, is THIS PG-13 Saw? Mixed with a little Law & Order: SVU? Also, that was Vincent Kartheiser? Trying the Christian Bale method acting I see.
RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this a million times before. Pass.
Rick: This is a mashup of ideas from better movies and TV series. Hardest of passes.
Jen: I don’t think I felt the intensity they were hoping I would feel watching this trailer.
Loren: Has Gerard Butler ever made a good movie? I can’t think of one. This a least looks to be trying. But also it will fail.
RDT: Loren, I checked IMDB. He’s a voice in the How to Train Your Dragon movies. And Reign of Fire isn’t……terrible……I guess. Yeah, I got nothing.
Rick: I don’t know. This looks like a decent Straw Dogs-style thriller. I won’t run out to theaters to see it, but it might be worth a go at home if I’m in the right mood.
Jen: Loren, have you not seen Timeline? Gerard Butler at his hottest. Continue reading